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Reviewer: bfa/110 - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2015
Subject: Film 110A Review
In this episode Andy and Barney (and eventually Gomer) are in charge of holding two clever prisoners. Barney makes Gomer Pyle his deputy and the duo make a couple of goofy mistakes which nearly allow the prisoners to escape. The first time, Barney orders a "shakedown" in the jail to search the cell. Meanwhile, the prisoners make for the door but are met by Andy, who puts them back behind bars. The next time, Andy is working with other law enforcement to lure and capture the other two hold-up men. Barney mistakes the law enforcement for the fugitives and marches them into the jail cell. Shortly after that the actual fugitives come to free their friends, but as they're fleeing the jail Andy catches them and saves the day once again.

It was a spin-off from an episode of "The Danny Thomas Show". It would fall under the genres comedy and sitcom. It followed in the footsteps of "I Love Lucy" and aired at the same time as "My Three Sons".

The Andy Griffith Show ran from 1960 to 1968. The debut was on October 3rd, 1960 at 9:30 pm. The show was produced by Aaron Reuben from 1960-1965 and Bob Ross from 1965-1968. It aired on CBS. Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) is the sheriff in the small town of Mayberry. He is a widower who lives with his son, Opie (Ron Howard), and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier). His deputy is Barney Fife (Don Knotts), who is inept but well-meaning. Arthur Stander was hired by Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas to create the pilot episode. It was sponsored by General Foods.

This episode originally aired on May 6th, 1963 at 9:30 pm.

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Reviewer: Snake Plissken - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2013
Subject: A Fine Episode
Of special note is the guest appearance of actor George Kennedy.
Reviewer: lindseypallares - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2012
Subject: Industry Overview/Episode Overview
The Andy Griffith Show was a 1960s sitcom that was an American sitcom that was aired on CBS from October of 1960 to April on 1968. The sitcom was based on the life of a widowed sheriff, Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), of the fictional Mayberry, North Carolina. The primary setting of the sitcom transitions between the home with his son and his inept deputy, Barney Fife (Frances Bavier). The show began because Broadway, film, and radio star, Andy Griffith, had the desire to have a breakout role in a television sitcom; at the time he was a part of the William Morris Agency, and producers were ready to cater to this very successful entertainment start; Sheldon Leonard, producer of the The Danny Thomas Show, and Danny Thomas were hired to right a pilot that would fit with Griffith’s rural background. The show was an immediate success from its first airing in 1960, and in all of its eight seasons the show never fell below number seven on Nielson ratings. Particularly interesting about the show is that the show and its star never received awards, but its co-stars racked up an impressive six Emmys. The sitcom was one of the first pioneer sitcoms to feature an alternative look at the nuclear family; Taylor is a lovable countryman in all ways except for the fact that he is raising a child only with the help of a maiden housekeeper. Through Taylor, the American public was given their first experience of the unconventional family that still functioned with as much love, concern, and functionality as the “typical” nuclear family. Particularly revolutionary about the protagonist is that he contrasts other preceding comedians of his on television like Lucille Ball who are prone to outrageous temperaments and elaborate gags; the biggest generators of comedy on the sitcom actually come from supporting characters and their deficiencies in aptitude or ridiculousness. The show ended on what you would call a high note, reaching the number one spot on Nielson ratings in its last season. The show has been successful in syndication, and you can still find Andy Griffith reruns on television today. In this episode, “The Big House,” focuses on ineptitude of Barney as he tries to prove the legitimacy of the Mayberry county jailhouse; as per usual on the show, Taylor saves the day in his very paternal, noble man role on the show. He saves the day by capturing all the outlaws at the end of the day. This episode clearly shows the comedic excellence of supporting answers and is good representation of the humor that won Bavier his Emmy.
Reviewer: youhki13 - - July 28, 2012
Subject: The Bighouse
“The Andy Griffith Show” is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays a widowed sheriff in the fictional, small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts); a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier); and a young son, Opie (Ron Howard).

This television series ran for about 8 seasons and each episode would run for about 25-26 minutes. The show would come on at 9:30pm. From 1960-1967, episodes would be shot in Desilu Studios until 1967-1968 when it was shot in Paramount Studios. The show was created by Arthur Stander and the executive producers were Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas. Each episode from 1960-1967 would be in black and white until it was aired in color from 1967-1968. The series would consistently place within the top ten during its run. The third season was the most popular season.

Andy Griffith appears in all 249 episodes. Only Griffith, Howard, Bavier, Knotts, and Hope Summers appeared in all eight seasons. The color episodes of the show in its later years are markedly different from the black-and-white episodes of the first five seasons because new writers were hired.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2008
Subject: Fantabulous!
This show is awesome, I hope that the US changes it's copyright laws since I want every episode to be PD.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2008
Subject: Another Great Episode
I'm glad these classic TV shows are finally being uploaded,

Anyway, "The Andy Griffith Show" is one of my favourite 60's sitcoms, Since it is smart and classy. This episode is very funny, with a great ending.

(Note: The original theme music has been replaced by a generic tune, Due to copyright reasons.)
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